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reform, but it's so tricky that president obama is expected to issue few if any ultimatums in las vegas. eight sfenators, four from each party unveiled their step toward an agreement. conservatives aren't happy with it rerks jekting it as a form of amnesty. lawmakers are said to be working on a plan of their own. white house correspondent brianna keilar is looking at it. >> reporter: in 2011 president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many, one. we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: that went nowhere. now in a second term, the president is trying it again, heading to las vegas today to push for border security, a verification system for workers and punishment if they don't and the most significant and controversial part of the president's plan, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government, undergoing background check, paying taxes and a penalty, and learning english. a solution has alluded past presidents including george w. bush. >> legal immigratio
now. >>> pop tea, thanks very much. happening now, president obama talks about immigration reform and draws a line in the sand for congress to take quick action. >>> also, her final days on the job as secretary of state. hillary gives an exit interview to cnn. >>> a huge steroid scandal explodes, including big names like alex rodriguez. now the league is speaking out. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." a major speech on a hot button issue. president obama speaking out a while ago in las vegas about comprehensive immigration reform. his remarks come one day after a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for a possible bill that would be a path to citizenship to increase border security. but the president also made it clear if congress can't act quickly on that, he'll put forward his own bill. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is standing by. detail for us what is in the president's proposal? >> reporter: wolf, detail is the key word. in the past, the president has been accused of standing for policy proposals short on specifics. not today.
political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> ifill: indeed this new effort comes on the heels of last year's election in which president obama won seven of every ten hispanic votes in his victory over republican mitt romney. senator john mccain of arizona said that's the key reason his party must now get on board. >> elections. elections. the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. and we realize that there are many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens, but this is a preeminent issue with those citizens. >> ifill: mccain also said the country cannot continue to deny citizenship to children brought to the u.s. illegally. president obama has said immigration reform is at the top of his second term agenda. today his spokesman jay carney welcomed the senate agreement. >> this is a big deal. this is an important development. this is in keeping with the principles the president has been espousing for a long time, in keeping with bipartisan efforts in the past, and with the effort this president believes has to
reform, president obama's trip comes after a group of bipartisan senators unveiled their plan for dealing with the roughly 11 million undocumented people living here in the united states. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker has more on that. >> reporter: president obama will give new details to the policies he first map ped out to years ago and will call on congress to pass an immigration reform bill quickly. president obama, putting the spotlight on immigration reform today. a campaign promise echoed in his inaugural address. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> reporter: the president turning up the heat on congress, by taking his case to nevada, where latinos make up 27% of the population. luis baraljas will be in the audience, working to gain citizenship. >> we need to feel free in this country. freedom is what this country presumes to be. >> reporter: remarks today will mirror the speech he gave two years ago in el paso, texas, calling for stronger border sec
and more than 130 deaths. >> happening today, president obama is set to unveil his plan for our nation's immigration reform. the announcement will come just one day after a bipartisan deal. >> what does that mean for millions of undocumented workers? melanie alnwick is live with the details. >> reporter: good morning, allison. all depends on what concessions need to be made to get this deal passed. it could mean for the first time, illegal immigrants have a way to earn american citizenships. president obama will rally public support for immigration reform today. then layout his vision. the white house favors a quick pass to citizenship for more than 11 million illegal immigrants. law makers are looking for ways they can get a bill to pass. yesterday 8 senators offered a solution. allows more temporary workers to stay. increases boarder security and cracks down on employers who hires illegals. obtain certain advanced degrees from american universities. similar to the president's plan, people here illegally would have to pass background checks, fines and taxes then apply for citizenship
. >>> this is a big day for president obama. he will announce his plans for immigration reform today in the state of nevada. you'll hear how eight senators as we told you about yesterday, are pushing for similar reforms and what it means for the entire country. the most significant overhaul perhaps of our immigration system that we have seen in a long, long time. lots of talk for a couple of decades now. finally some action perhaps. >> and sort of an unlikely spokesperson to me. i think senator mccain has become the face of the eight senators and that's fascinating. >> he's had some very strong and blunt language why they're doing this. we'll get to that in a second. >>> and later this half hour, chris brown gets in trouble again, and los angeles police are investigating serious allegations involving another singing star. we'll sort all of that out in "the skinny." >> sorry. i needed a little sip. i needed to cool down after hearing that chris brown news. back in trouble again. he had the rihanna incident, he had some other stuff. then the "gma" incident more than a year ago. >> never ending for
. and the tracking of people here on visas. president obama set to talk about immigration reform tomorrow in las vegas. and the white house says this senate plan is a big deal. >> the president believes it's very important that we move forward on comprehensive immigration reform. it's the right thing to do for the country, for our economy. it's the right thing to do out of fairness to the middle class. to make sure that everyone plays by the same set of rules. >> but republican senator ted cruise of texas says he has deep concerns with proposed path to citizenship. and another texas republican, congress lamar smith says by granting amnesty the senate proposal actually compounds the problem by encouraging more illegal immigration. our latest fox news poll shows 66% of americans say they do, indeed, support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. but only if they take steps like paying back taxes, learning english and passing bad ground checks. cac is -- carl cameron is is on it on capitol hill this evening. calling it amnesty. >> the last time congress took um immigration reform twice du
for a group of senators for immigration reform, president obama is set to reveal his plan later today. the deal offers 11 million undocumented workers a path to citizenship. also creates a guest worker program, employment verification system and green cards to those with college educations. help strengthen the idea of the american dream. >> we have been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawn, serve our food, clean our homes and even watch our children while not affording them any of the benefits that make our country so great. >> if i want to secure the nation, i cannot secure the nation unless i know who is here to pursue the american dream and who might be here to do harm. >> the nation should not combat immigration reform until problems with the u.s. boarder security are solved. >> law enforcement officials met with president obama to discuss gun control. they are pushing for restrictions that would prevent people from mental problems from obtaining weapons. that message will resonate later today. hundreds of people living with mental illness plan to rally at
bill quickly. >> everybody in? >> reporter: president obama putting the spotlight on immigration reform today. a campaign promise echoed in his inaugural address. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> reporter: the president turning up the heat on congress, by taking his case to nevada. where latinos make up 27% of the population. l luis will be in the audience, undocumented immigrants working to gain citizenship. >> we need to feel free in this country. freedom in this country, what this country presumes to be. >> reporter: the president's remarks will mirror a speech he gave two years ago in el paso, texas. causing for stronger border security. >> being a nation of laws goes hand in hand with being a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: white house officials also praising the proposal of a bipartisan group of senators announced monday. lawmakers say now is the time to tackle immigration. >> we have been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawn, serve ou
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,944. connell: getting close. thank you. president obama getting set to unveil his plan for immigration reform. he will have that later in the day from las vegas. haley barbour joins us now. the politics of this have been really talked about a lot. in fact, we talked about it earlier this hour. let me start with the economics of immigration reform. a number of ceos have told us that they would like to see this in the perspective of, hey, let's get some highly skilled immigrants in here that will help the economy. that will help us to get us turned around. your views are what? >> there is no question if we follow what is good economic policy for america we will have immigration reform. it will allow more skilled and unskilled foreign workers to come into the united states. we need the labor. if you look at the labor participation rate in the united states, it is almost at a record low for the percentage of adults who are actually working or trying to get a job. only about 58%. if you are going to grow your economy, you have to have enough workers and we do not right now. connell: we are behind
on this issue president obama headed west on tuesday, looking for cooperation and some common ground on immigration in las vegas, he threw a support behind a new bipartisan senate effort to reform immigration and provide a path of citizenship. >> and we can't allow immigration reformo get bogged down. >> reporter: the president's plan creates a system for letting illegal item grants earn citizenship and cracks down on businesses hiring illegals and tightens border security. >> we have to deal with 11 million here and we agree they should have to around their way to citizenship for it to work, it must be clear that there is a pathway to citizenship. >> and in hyattsville, maryland, the immigration supporters gathered to watch the president's speech and hailed what they called a realistic solution to a problem long ignored. >> and we are excited. the president has been absent from the issue. >> and a, plas flawed them forgetting together. the president talked nothing for four years and offered nothing to get down the road. >> and they warn what they're eyeing could doom it if either si
republicans yet never hear about any solution other than america voted for obama. we need to demand solutions. arrive from texas, no more reform, no more income tax, flat, or otherwise. passed a fair tax, tax consumption, not income, taxing income is counterproductive. and it does thank you for your optimistic outlook for america. needed a lift. glass half full, my friend. finally, another example of waste, fraud, and abuse. this time from louisiana. a local newspaper in danvers talking about a little-known state law that will make residents pay more at the grocery store. alysian requires that grocers markup milk prices 6% above the invoice and shipping costs, 6%. a local store called fresh market has a weekly special, gallons of milk for $2.99 each and every tuesday. not anymore. the state is worried such deals to drive competitors out of business. isn't that what free-market are about? if they want to compete, lower prices. if not, what consumers walk up the door. that's my "2 cents more." it's obvious. coming in tomorrow, president obama's says deficit reduction is not a goal unt
supplement plan that's right for you. bill: major driver of headlines today. president obama announcing his plan for immigration reform leaving the white house shortly. that is the plan we're hearing, provides a faster pathway to citizenship. on a day after eight republican and democratic senators laid out their plan. senator marco rubio was one of them. i spoke to the republican senator out of florida just a bit earlier today. senator rubio, good morning to you, and welcome back to "america's newsroom". >> thank you. bill: the president will speak later today in las vegas. do you expect him to blow up your plan? >> well, first of all, we'll reserve judgment until the president speaks. the early reports are that the president seems like he is trying to start a bidding war. we'll not do an immigration bidding wars. we have a set of principles. i've been talking about them for a number of weeks. fortunately there is a group of senate democrats and republicans here who had similar principles. we were able to join together to announce those principles. now we'll turn those principles into a bil
obama will make good on his promise to make immigration reform one of the top priorities of his second term. he'll travel to las vegas to unveil his plan to implement some of the most sweeping immigration reforms in decades. the white house won't say what his proposal includes but it will likely be similar to the measure a bipartisan group of senators announced yesterday. >> we want a bipartisan bill that solves the problem and becomes law. we recognize that in order to pass bipartisan legislation, none of us can get everything we want. >> the white house says the president's plan will be similar to the blueprint he first released in 2011. it focuses on four areas, a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants, better border security. a streamlined legal immigration system and a better way for businesses to check their employees' immigration status. >>> local civil rights leaders say now is the time tore immigration reform. they say the election is proof this country is ready for action. maryland voters for example passed the dream act which grants instate tuition to the
to overhaul immigration laws in the united states. president obama is on his first post inauguration trip in nevada. we will carry the remarks this afternoon. how should the laws on immigration reform be changed or enforced? here are the numbers to call. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for independents, 202-585-3882. you can also find us online, send us a tweet by writing to twitter.com/c-spanwj, or share your comments with us on facebook by searching for c- span. you can also e mail us, journal@c-span.org. here is the headline from "the washington post," this morning -- "senators outline immigration plan." host: let's take a listen to some of that press conference from yesterday afternoon. senator chuck schumer opened things up. here is what he had to say about the details so far. [video clip] >> americans overwhelmingly oppose illegal immigration and support legal immigration. to this end, we have four basic pillars. tough but fair passed to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the united states. second, reforming the legal immigration system to better recog
. president obama traveling to las vegas today to unveil his plans for comprehensive immigration reform. democratic senator schumer, and others worked for the republicans and democrats worked to carve out a brood set of principles. the second prong would be changing our immigration system so as so improve our economy. and the fourth part of the plan would be setting up is better system for the workers. >> to create a system to bring them forward. allow them to settle their debt to society. >> the expected to praise the blueprint but advocate a faster path to citizenship for undocumented workers and students. the president is expected to include a call for treating same-sex couples with one immigrant partner just the same as we would a married heterosexual couple. which mean gay and lesbian u.s. citizens would have the same right to apply for citizenship. we're back after the break with more steph. stay with us. ♪ hand of government" ... i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is go
of this hearing, you can find it shortly in our video library at c- span.org. a look now at president obama leaving the white house this morning, heading to las vegas where he will outline his plans on immigration reform. the white house says the purpose of this trip is to redouble the administration's efforts to work with congress on immigration. yesterday, a bipartisan group of senators released their proposals on emigration. we'll show you that in a minute and we will have the president's remarks live here at 2:55 p.m. also boosted that railhead is stepping down. the only republican whip in the cabinet says he contends to remain at the department tell his successor is confirmed. up next, we will show you some of the remarks yet -- from yesterday's afternoon when bipartisan group of senators outlined their plan on immigration. here is what they had to say. >> we announced today that the five of us here today and eight of us in total, including senators mccain and durban have come together on a set of bipartisan principles for comprehensive immigration reform legislation we hope can pass t
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